Annual Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference

MSHA’s annual safety training conference at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in West Virginia is scheduled for October 15-17 in 2019. This year’s theme is “Expand Your Reach – Knowledge Is Your Superpower!”

The tuition-free conference, known as Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM), features presentations from some of the industry’s most respected safety trainers. Participants will have opportunities to improve their training skills and infuse their training programs with new ideas and materials.

Register for the 2019 TRAM conference here.

Workshops

Participants may select from a variety of workshops held in small groups to encourage interaction. The workshops will cover topics including technology, training delivery methods, safety and health topics, and adult learning principles. Interested in becoming a presenter? The deadline for submitting registration and presentation synopses is August 30, 2019..

Exhibit Hall

The exhibit area features training materials developed by MSHA, State Grant recipients, and the mining industry along with exhibits showcasing innovative health and safety products.

Training Materials Competition

Training is a foundational element of today’s mining industry. Each year at TRAM, MSHA recognizes the best of mine safety training materials submitted for evaluation. The competition is open to all who produce mining-related training materials. Entries must be submitted by mail by August 15, 2019, using this entry packet. For more information, contact Competition Coordinator Melody Bragg, at (304) 256-3531 or bragg.melody@dol.gov.

Lodging

Lodging at the Mine Academy for this conference is extremely limited. Here is a list of alternate local lodging.

Food Services

The Academy cafeteria serves breakfast from 6:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You may pay for meals in the cafeteria by cash, credit card, or check/money order.

For more information about TRAM, contact Cheryl McGill at (304) 256-3227, mcgill.cheryl@dol.gov, or Angela Blair at (304) 256-3202, blair.angela@dol.gov.

 

Powered Haulage – Be Alert/Be Ready

Grand Prize

Title – Powered Haulage – Be Alert/Be Ready

Organization – Florida Mine Safety Program

Melody Bragg - Academy

Karen Miller - Florida Mine Safety

Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo - MSHA
 


Virtual Reality Blind Spot Awareness

National Mine Health and Safety Academy Training Innovation Award

Title – Virtual Reality Blind Spot Awareness

Organization - Gillette College

Melody Bragg - Academy             

Nick Ullrich - Gillette College                      

Rohy Keffer - Gillette College     

Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo - MSHA
 


Ohio Surface Mine training

Blue Ribbon Award

Title – Ohio Surface Mine training

Organization – Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Melody Bragg - Academy

Becky Newberry - Ohio Department of Natural Resource

Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo - MSHA
 


First Aid in the Mining Industry

Blue Ribbon Award

Title – First Aid in the Mining Industry

Organization - University of Texas – Health and Training Center

Melody Bragg - Academy

Garland Moffett - University of Texas

Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo - MSHA
 


This is not your Father’s MSHA Training

Blue Ribbon Award

Title – This is not your Father’s MSHA Training

Organization – CRH Materials

Melody Bragg - Academy

Joseph McGuire - CRH Materials
Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo - MSHA